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3.33  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Bella has lived a rather boring life, but that all quickly changes. A new position in school forces her to take charge. A new boyfriend (her first), Jeremiah, hands her a confidence she has never known before. A new role in her church’s Fall Production makes her a leader. But that all gets destroyed when an attack by her father’s enemy turns her into the center of attentio ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 362 pages
Published October 17th 2014 by Christine F. Anderson Publishing & Media
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Lynda Dickson
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 16+
Shelves: young-adult
Bella is traumatized after being attacked and raped by a scar-faced man. She suffers from nightmares and starts taking too many of her pain pills in order to get some sleep. Even though she has the support of her parents, friends, and new boyfriend, Jeremiah, Bella also has a number of enemies, any one of who could be responsible for her attack. Everybody seems to be keeping secrets, including her parents. Who is Bella's attacker and what are his motivations?

The story is told in the third person
Paula  Phillips
I had grabbed this book due to the cover as it seemed quite a dark and edgy book and the cover is pretty amazing. As I read the book we meet Bella who seems to be stalked by an anonymous person who loves leaving her gifts; she also has captured the attention of three schoolmates - David, Peter, and Jeremiah. When I read this, I often laugh as seriously how realistic is it to go from someone who has never had a boyfriend in her seventeen almost eighteen years of life and then all of a sudden have ...more
Feb 12, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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talon smith
I initially grabbed this book because duh, look at that cover. It’s beautiful. But as I read the book, I wasn’t as engrossed in the story as I hoped I would be, like when I seen the cover. I don’t think that the story ever grabbed my attention.

The thing that got me with Addicted was the way the story was given to us. I stayed confused a lot and got my timelines and occurrences very mixed together. The story was all over the place. It was near impossible to stick with what was happening and when

This book was on my kindle for more than two months.I tried to read it more than once for that time,but I was unsuccessful.
I couldn't get into the story and into the characters.
Maybe another time.
Nicole Dunton
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
About: Bella has everything going for her. She's starting out the school year strong. She's head tutor. She meets an amazing guy who she gets permission from her parents to start dating. She couldn't be happier. Then, tragedy strikes. Bella is brutally attacked by two men and left for dead. Life as she know it has been altered forever. In the aftermath, she must figure out how to cope with everything and figure out how to move on with her life.
Plot: If you're looking for a book that will catch
Stephanie Ward
'Destroyed' is a young adult psychological thriller that I feel should be put under the contemporary fiction category instead. I'm a huge fan of thrillers, with that genre being one of my favorites. I was intrigued when I read that this was a psychological thriller and had some expectations because of that. In my opinion, this book falls more into the category of realistic or contemporary fiction. Don't get me wrong - it's a good book. I just think that the reader should be aware of what they'll ...more
Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review when I signed up to host the book tour. I made no guarantee of a favorable review.

Good book but was extremely slow at the beginning and though I wanted to put it down and stop reading it I continued and found that it did start to become interesting. Tragedy hits Bella and her family which was extremely sad but I did enjoy the relationship between Bella and Jeremiah and some parts of the story dropped my jaw wide open. It is a g
Jessica Renfro
I liked that the book started out with a warning about the content. I like books that are up front with you about their book and that if you are a survivor of rape or sexual abuse that it could cause triggers for you.

The book started out slow and was hard to follow in some places. I felt like some of the characters needed to be developed more in the book. It was hard for me to take the time to read the book when I was not interested, but I wanted to know what happens because the description had
The Pursuit Of Bookiness
Wow! This book will definitely keep you on your toes. It has a LOT going on in it’s pages. It is gritty and dark and I would probably say this is closer to New Adult than Young Adult but nothing graphic is described in any particular detail. The cover is what initially drew me to this book and I don’t think the book disappointed either!

Initally, there was a lot of world building and questions forming which helped to build the suspense of what was to come. The author carefully exposes parts of th
Wall-to-wall books - wendy
Wow! For a book that started out so slow for me in the beginning - I really ended up loving this book and now can't wait to read the next one in the series.

As I said, it took me a while to really get into this one. Nothing seemed to be happening. I knew something was going to happen so I just kept reading. Then about 1/3 of the way in it started getting really intense, a lot of action, suspense, and kept you guessing on every page. There are also quite a few heartfelt moments, and parts were a l
Shay Stone
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is full of surprises from the multiple love stories going on between the various characters in the book to discovering Spanish and Bible verses.. these are all good surprises. They bring elements to the story that take it deeper, make you go “hmmm” or ponder for a moment on the message the story brings because I promise there is a message subtly and expertly weaves between the lines and paragraphs of the story. Fenner is a master of words and gripping twists. Her unique insight into a ...more
Gayle Noble
This is a book that deals with a difficult subject. It was a difficult one to rate, as in one way I feel that it deserved a higher rating as it was well-written, but it just didn't work for me. I didn't connect to the characters and some of them were so self-absorbed, for example, I found myself losing my patience a bit with David pressuring Bella to continue to tutor him after what she had just been through. The first book ends just when the explanations are beginning and I'm still unsure as to ...more
Teresa Little
I was intrigued by this book. It deals with a hard topic, one I think should be discussed, so bravo to the author for going there. This book seems more geared to younger YA readers who will appreciate the high school feel more than older YA fans who may be expecting a gritter read. There is a large cast of characters but since Addicted is the first book in the Dark Road series I expected some world building. It is a slow boil with a thriller aspect and I liked Addicted enough to read book 2, Dam ...more
Sabetha | Aconite Cafe
I will start with the good, Addicted does a decent job of dealing with the difficult topics (there are a few taboo topics in this book). I believe Bellas reaction to her situation is spot on, and well depicted. That being said, the timeline is all over the place, and the point of view for this book, while needed for the deep topic, isn't executed well. Also, the version of the book I read needs a serious line edit.
Ashley Aponte
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off, let me just point out how awesome the cover is. The synopsis really grabbed my attention, and gave me high expectations for this story. The story was well written, but it was a little difficult for me to stay with it. This story was interesting, but I had some trouble getting into it.

Jody Joy
May 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young adult fans
I was a little disappointed that it did not have an ending, but I was glad to see another author tackle a very difficult subject. It seemed to drag a little bit slow for me, it is not a page turner. But it was not a bad book so a solid three stars from me. I would recommend it to young adult fans.
Amanda Williams
Very disappointed. This could have been written so much better and I couldn't feel the passion and conviction behind the words. I feel let down as the cover was very beautiful.
Review coming soon
Emily-Jane Orford
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction

TITLE: Destroyed

AUTHOR: Krys Fenner

PUBLISHER: Christine F. Anderson Publishing


ISBN: 978-0692312674

The Other Side of Darkness

Krys Fenner’s Destroyed

Reviewed by

Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Award winning author of To Be a Duke (CFA Publishing 2014)

When the darkness surrounds you, there’s nothing left to see but black. It’s overpowering, all-consuming and there’s no escape. That’s what makes up a nightmare: darkness and black. It can paralyze and terrorize all at the same time and
Okay, so let me start with this.... CLIFFHANGER ALERT! I went into this book solely based off the blurb. I liked the idea of a DARK young adult book and this really isn't as dark as I anticipated, but definitely contains darker themes. Then when the book got sent, this cover showed up. THIS COVER. Did you see the cover? This cover is gorgeous. Just look at this cover.

I had never heard of Krys Fenner, but I was impressed. I was nervous at first because this book hits lots of POVs with no definiti
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like you read above, this is a DARK book. 

And the author doesn't take long for us to see this. Within the first few chapters, we are thrown into a traumatizing situation for the main character. From that moment on, we follow as she replays those horrifying moments over and over, causing her to question her life and those around her. 

Even though this is a harder book to read (and should not be read by those who are easily triggered), it was such a captivating and suspenseful story. Addiction also
Amy Shelton
May 12, 2015 rated it liked it
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review**

Bella is by all definitions, the school need. She is a smart girl, the head tutor, and is quite shy. She gets bullied by girls are school who are “loose”. Bella starts to come out of her she'll once she meets Jeremiah. What can he do to bring out her inner voice? Can Bella overcome the incredibly tragic event that happens all because her father works in the name of God?

I have to be honest, this book started out pretty slo
P.J. Roscoe
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have to admit that it took me a while to get into this book and also to understand it. I got confused as to who was who with the main character having a middle name the same as another so I was half expecting one outcome, but that was not the case! The book is mainly conversations which sometimes didn’t help the story or keep me entertained as I was busy trying to believe that American kids actually talked like that, but that is probably because I am not American, never met any American kids a ...more
Marti Melville
Jun 22, 2015 rated it liked it
This was written by a friend and while I truly want to support her writing, I struggled with getting through the book. Destroyed is a great story that is skillfully told, although a bit slow for my taste. Still this is a book I would recommend.
Dec 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
Slut-shaming. Blech.
Robin Graber
rated it did not like it
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